Magazine article Public Finance

First Steps to Participatory Budgeting

Magazine article Public Finance

First Steps to Participatory Budgeting

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Communities Secretary Hazel Blears has launched a draft strategy on participatory budgeting, aiming to give members of the public more say in how public money is spent

Under the plans, published on March 19, local people could decide how dedicated community kitties' are spent, or be involved in spending decisions covering elements of local authority, police or NHS budgets by 2012.

The proposals draw on the experience of participatory budgeting pilots in 22 local authorities, covering sums of money ranging from a few thousand to several million pounds.

The government will examine how people could influence the way funding to tackle crime is spent locally and how community kitties could get people involved in commissioning community health services. The results of the consultation will feed into the government's community empowerment white paper later this year. …

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